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Comedy Central
Dec 3, 2012 7:30pm PST
show," my name is jon stewart. my guest tonight, warren buffett and financial journalist carol loomis. they are on the show tonight and -- tonight meeting for the first time on this show. (laughter) they wrote a book together, actually. as you know, if there's one thing all americans can agree on, we love black friday. whether you're a fan of shopping or trampling. (laughter) which is why i was just -- i was so upset to see on this holiest of days a news story about people protesting in front of their local wal-mart. >> thousands of wal-mart employees are staging walkouts and protests over this holiday weekend. the workers are upset about having to work on thanksgiving day and they're also speaking out for better pay and benefits. >> jon: what? (laughter) you get to work at wal-mart on thanksgiving day! (laughter) a ring side seat to the greatest show on earth. >> i it's a black friday tradition. >> (bleep). i'll stab one of you mother (bleep) (audience reacts). >> jon: do you know how much people pay to go to fights like that? (laughter) you get paid -- some -- to see it. (laughter)
FOX Business
Dec 17, 2012 3:00pm EST
warren buffett. right now, these are polar bear paws. white chocolate with the caramel and the nuts. those are flying off the shelves. this is a cash machine enabling warren buffett to buy other companies. how will they finally open permanent stores on the coast? joining me now brad kinstler. he is the ceo and president of see's candy. >> we enjoyed this holiday season. it is really big business for us. liz: well, it has to be. you open up these pop-up stores, these little gift centers, that do very well. now, the big story is you will try to go national. have you tried this before? >> in the 1990s. it was in the midwest. at that time, the competition was a little bit different than what it is today. the brandt was not quite as well known. california had a very growing population. the opportunities for the business was really back in the west coast during those years. they collected to pull back and focus on the west and, at this point, we now see the land scape a little differently and we are very excited and open to several stores in texas this year, as well as oklahoma. they are
PBS
Dec 11, 2012 6:30pm PST
debate hits the floor of the u.s. house but not much progress is made. warren buffett and others tell lawmakers to look for more money from the estate tax. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. could another major bond-buying program be on the way? what we could hear tomorrow as federal reserve policymakers wrap up their two-day meeting. >> tom: ever wonder what goes into making those cardboard store displays? tonight, we look at how one box company is using them to reinvent itself. >> susie: that and more tonight on nbr! >> tom: an agreement to ease the fiscal cliff may not be wrapped up and waiting under your tree for christmas. senate majority leader harry reid said today it would be hard to get an agreement finished by the holiday, blaming the delay on republicans. not surprisingly, republicans say the president hasn't gotten serious about the talks. plenty of outside groups are offering up suggestions. and as darren gersh reports, they include warren buffett and some other big names in finance. >> reporter: there was some public movement in the fiscal cliff standoff today. instead of
FOX News
Dec 1, 2012 7:30am PST
person who makes $250,000 a year and employs ten people just like steve jobs, warren buffett and-- >> and we quibble? >> let me finish. we can quibble about what the right amount is, whether it's $250,000 or whether it's 500,000, what the president is trying to do. >> and for a while, charles, help me with this part of it. whatever your views on taxes, and i think it's happening and ben stein's earlier point, it's there. and deeply disturbing, where is it, not only there's a lack of result to slowing what is the growth to spend because there's no cutting going on. but we're going to-- and that's what we're going to do and this is the the measure you use to finally get serious. this is not serious. >> warren buffett laid it out on monday in that new york times op-ed and he said in an ideal world, we would still have deficit spending every single year and the president laid it out more than once and in an ideal world, we're still-- we're not talking about cutting debt. we're talking about increasing it at a slower rate and then later on, the idea of 50 billion in stimulus, oh, by t
MSNBC
Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
discussion. the chairman of berkshire hathaway, warren buffett. he joined us on set along with carol lummis, who came out with the new book, "tap dancing to work: warren buffett on practically everything 1966 to 2012." a compilation about the oracle of omaha. >> what is the principle of warren buffett's life that keeps him who he is, but keeps him in his house and omaha. what's that thing in life that drove him in high school and drives him now? >> well, he does like to succeed, but money is nothing, absolutely nothing. he's always been driven and he got interested in invest, when he was -- well, his first trade was at age 11. i have four grandkids and none seem to be headed in that direction. and he just, he always was interested in every element of investing. >> so he had a goal. >> he had a goal. and you're right, he likes winning. you like winning, you like succeeded, but money, and i'm not just saying this patronizing, because most really rich people i know, money is something that comes along with doing something they love, right? >> absolutely. >> so for you, what was that thi
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
indeed. >>> warren buffett's son, howard, joins us to talk about money, politics, taxes, his famous dad and more. it should be a fascinating few minutes with a great man. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you ha
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 9:00pm PST
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FOX Business
Dec 13, 2012 9:20am EST
the ipad, goodbye apple happens. hipocracy keeps coming after you. warren buffett's berkshire hathaway's buying back stock why? to' void taxes increases, warren was rooting for, and an estate tax he himself will not pay. are you getting tired of this? "varney & company" is about to begin. from the best players in history to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. >> ♪ ♪ >> you've got to say he's still the greatest, isn't he? eric clapton performing at the 12-12-12 concert to benefit the victims of hurricane sandy. the event went on five hours and a ton of money. 36 million alone in ticket sales and does not count the donations or the money they got from sponsored like samsung which surely paid a big price to have the galaxy phones featured everywhere and the celebrities answering the calls from people who phoned in donations, galaxy phones they were using. you're seeing galaxy ads everywhere, they dominate football games on sundays as well. apple, the ipad, ipad mini, the iphone their ads
CNN
Dec 14, 2012 12:00am PST
. welcome to you, sir. >> thank you very much. >> you are the middle child of warren buffett. what's it like, i spent -- i told you in the break i spent a great holiday once reading that biography about your father and got to know all of you vicariously through this book. it was absolutely riveting and compelling. what's it like to be warren buffett's son? >> well, first, i'm afraid you know more about me than i know, so that's my first concern. you know, i don't think of it as being warren buffett's son. you know, we grew up, as many people know and some people don't believe, in a very modest environment. and i never -- we never really were even aware that my dad was really making money until probably towards the end of junior high and then into high school. and then you're a little older and you just take it as it comes. but i've never thought of it that way. >> what i love are the little tiny bits of trivial detail about your relationship with him when you were younger. there's a great story that you tell about you asked your father if you could have a car. and in exchange he said, r
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
there were new calls for more tax revenue today. warren buffett, vanguard founder john bogle, and financier george soros were among the famous names to call for a tougher estate tax. their proposal would exempt couples with up to $4 million in assets from the estate tax. above that level, estates would pay a 45% tax rate, rising to 50% or more on very large estates. supporters say that would both bring in badly needed revenue and help protect our democracy. >> it works to reduce concentrations of economic and political power across generations, and those concentrations are antithetical to the basic premise, if you will, of the founding of our republic, which was that it was a land of opportunity. and i think that those concentrations also can play a significant role, concentrations of economic and political power across generations, in distorting the functioning of our democratic political system. >> reporter: but raising the estate tax is unpopular even among many democrats who worry it will hit farmers and small businesses. and tax analysts say the estate tax is just too complic
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am EST
well as the minister program is extremely important. a major name of one sort. warren buffett was there a few years ago because his sister, as a matter of fact, is a major supporter of hudson, the nonprofit organization. the year to this graduation ceremony and it's just incredible. opening and closing prayers. the old bible or what have you. they always have a valedictorian get up representing the graduates. usually maybe 20, 30 students who are graduating in ssc it's our best agree. and the valedictorian gets up and says, you know, i started off my parents own mother, the great hopes for me. then i got in the wrong crowd. i got into drugs are what have you. and then he says, and then i killed a man. and, i mean, even though you know they're in there for murder or what have you, it's still a shock to everybody. and then he describes how the educational and the ministry programs transformed his life and how they feel like they are new citizens. what's exciting about this program and getting that notoriety will my son was able to do this movie was because the 0% because something like 60
FOX News
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
the rich. that's warren buffett and john kerry and diane feinstein. this is a tax on people desperately trying to become rich but the truly wish don't want them to. finally, the most important point is in two years we've got to take back the senate. >> sean: i don't want to talk about the election. >> the republicans need to concentrate on making sure this economy gets blamed on obama. there are things they can do like propose tax cuts or rather tax hikes for the truly rich, ie, warren buffett. no more state and low tax deductions. cut out that hollywood foin accounting. let's go after the 1% of the 1%. forget the 1% of income earners. >> sean: there's a lot of good ideas there. >> thank you. >> sean: they have to stand against america going broke. >> they can do that by making clear it's not a good deal, making speeches, and not raising taxes on the job creators. >> sean: how about they pass a bill that extends all the bush tax cuts. how about that? >> then the senate will reject it. >> sean: then who is to blame? >> at some point if the bush tax cuts are repealed and every
FOX News
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
warren buffett. we will get your take on that. and later, would you get your job back if you were caught -- there you go -- moking weed at work and drinking? these men did. their unions helped them. we will show you that, coming up next. i'm nora. and i'm nate. and this is our emergen-c. [ nora ] when you run your own place, you can't miss a day. so we rely on emergen-c. with vitamin c for immune support plus energizing b vitamins, our regulars know we're sure to be there. get your free sample at emergenc.com. stay healthy, and feel the good. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! you'll also care about our new offer. you get access to nurses who can help with your quesons. and your loved one can ge exelon patch free for 30 days. if the doctor feels it's right for them. it cannochange how the diase progresses. hospitalization and rarely ath have been reported in patients who wore more than one patch at a time. the most common si
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 8:30pm EST
lending and overspending. as warren buffett said recently, a climate of fear is the investor's best friend. hetty was brave, courageous brave, courageous, kept a cool head. she worked hard and did her homework and knew her company. whenever buddy jumped overboard she would climb in to grab the yours. when everybody would rush to roche you would get off the boat. she took courage but she would sell when everyone was buying. by the time she died 1916 she had mortgages on 28 churches in chicago and houses and office buildings and mines from a vermont, new york, illinois, missouri, te xas, california. she would help the bank when times were bad. she was the largest individual lender to the new york city government. she lived in the gilded age when society lived lavishly but she rebelled the opulence. she loved her children and friends, lived a simple life. she was caring of those who befriended her and she would show great affection and would say because he does not know how rich i am. living her life as she deemed best to have a career and a mother to her clever investing she showed th
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 9:20am EST
more? good morning, everyone, warren buffett, george soros, yes, they're at it again. they want the estate tax to bite really hard. they want a much higher death tax and both are worth tens of billions and both have plans to avoid the tax they want to increase for everyone else. both are obama supporters. however, gas prices down again. we're close to breaking below 3.30 a gallon in some areas, it's 2.99. ben is likely to keep on printing and the president likely to keep on spending. let's ignore the run-up in debt and watch the stock market rally. that's what's happening. as "varney & company" is to begin. and of course, we're going to talk about this. >> you should know that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 1 axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased a
FOX News
Dec 13, 2012 9:00pm PST
. one of them is warren buffett. we'll continue with former speaker newt gingrich. >>> would you get your job back if you were caught smoking a little weed at work and drinking? thes men did anthese men did ann helped them. that's coming up next. let's give thanks - for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like lerty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. eveand when they do,le belthe dream comes true. we're grateful to be a part of it. >> sean: you may be shocked to >> sean: you may be shocked to learn that one of president obama's supporters is not paying his fair share in taxes. i'm talking about the executive chairman of google, eric schmidt. his net worth rumored to be approaching $8 billion, according to forbes magazine, an
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
personal income taxes. what does that do? does that go after warren buffett? warren buffett says he wants his taxes to go up, but what are we going to do, hit people $250,000 and above and raise their taxes. that doesn't hit warren buffett. let's get into the details. let's sit down and understand what these tax increases are going to do. yeah, we all have to share in the burden, no doubt. we've taken on half the costs of the medical. we're going to lose the r & d tax cred i. lost this year and will lose it next year. >> right. >> we talk about personal income taxes, bill. i mean, it's not addressing the issue. we're not addressing the issue. people didn't like the fact that mitt romney only paid 14%, but this tax increase doesn't take care of that. we're talking about a tax code change, not a tax increase. we need to look at tax code. we need to sol ever the problem. >> we certainly do. talked to a lot of ceos, around the water cooler and for lunch. what are they saying in terms of whether or not they will also have to let off workers next year or it hasn't affected their hiring pl
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 9:00pm PST
. he needs everybody's taxes to go up, not just warren's buffett's. he can do that two ways. he can get john boehner to capitulate or he can say the hell with it, let's go off the fiscal cliff and blame the republicans. >> if he had had the top two percent pay in just a little bit more of their fair share, that would fund the government for only 8. 5 daition. it's not realistic. >> no. it's rubbish, all this. that so called buffett tax, if you implement that on warren buffett and all his pals, it will pay off obama's 2011 deficit in the year 2520 circumstance, in 514 years time, and then we'll need the next half millenium to pay off his 2012 deficit. >> i think the republicans were sent there with a mandate as well as president. obviously the american people voted for the status quo. they voted for divided government. here's the question i have. i would no want them to think os and grand hides and the slem hammer we're robbing them with. if obama wants to take the country off the fiscal cliff, they need to go there. they seem afraid of that. do you see that. >> it's clear from the elect
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
this anymore. tell people, is there a threshold? is 1% too much? warren buffett think people pay too much in fees. >> i'm not going to disagree with warren buffett bought the structure especially in real estate more so than private equity is fair and equitable. the work i did with the institutional limited partner association, the pension fund real-estate assooiation was to increase governance, alignment of interest and transparency. having been a partner in a private company raising money for pension funds and having been a ceo who implemented sarbanes oxley i am a big proponent of transparency, governance and interest. that was the work we did to put together the private equity principles that are now standard in the industry. liz: tell me about real-estate and for the average investor who wants to getting is it a good idea to look at the states that are healthiest such as texas, with the unemployment rates lower than the national average because that must mean businesses they doing well and renting of this property. >> absolutely. you have two factor is going on. i think we are in
PBS
Dec 21, 2012 2:30pm PST
you were sat down, the tables were very mixed. i had warren buffett on my left , and the president told an interesting story about giving one of his ties because the tie torn. bit wor he gave one and said, when you have dinner with the president of the united states, you need to have a proper tie on. it was very anecdotal and clearly nothing of any national interest was going to be discussed in front of me or anyone else. his charisma is unbelievable. >> how did you keep your head? you set between buffett and obama. >> it was the first time in my life -- people try to pinch themselves. i pinch myself under the table literally as the president came to sit down. i was already sitting down to -- next to mr. buffett. my wife was next to the chief of staff of the armed services. i pinched my thighs. i had bruises on my thighs. >> are you a political person? >> as much as i live in a democracy and to take an interest in the right people leaving the country -- leading the country. when you reach a certain level, you get lobbied by whichever party is in power. you get invited to dinners, a
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
warren buffett that congress should not get paid and should not have health insurance until they come to an agreement. >> i think there is a lot of negotiating behind the scenes. staffs are meeting almost constantly. but you raise an interesting point. the optics, as walk likes to call it of going on vacation when you have a fiscal cliff looming if you don't have an agreement are simply awful. boehner has already told the republicans that nobody is going on vacation until this thing is settled. i think the democrats will probably say, pelosi and reid will probably say the same thing to democrats. i wouldn't be surprised in congress stayed in session, maybe all the way to the 21st of december. this is going to be not to put too fine of a point on it a cliff hanger with regard to the fiscal cliff. i think there will be some movement. in other words, they would not go on vacation unless there is some agreement about what a framework will be or some way they are going to avoid basically seeing tax rates go up on january 1st and major spending cuts go in to effect. there will be some delay if
CNBC
Dec 2, 2012 7:30pm EST
dictated by tax policy. as warren buffett said in a recent editorial in the "new york times" he's met a smart investor who has seen a good investment opportunity who said i'm not sure i will do it because i'm worried about what the taxes will be. >> there are things that will happen over the near term that could impact. >> there are things you can do to put yourself in a better position. i would recommend that if you are thinking of taking capital gains, if you have appreciated investments this is a good time to take a capital gains -- capital gains rate is much lower. max out your tax advantages, 401(k), 529, and you will shelter income and lower income from whatever higher taxes will be. i think a terrific thing to do is to convert to a roth. it has been a good strategy for people but you are taxed on the conversion. that stopped a lot of people from doing it. if you do it now the tax will be based on 2012 lower rates. more importantly the assets in your roth, if you think that tax rates will go up down the road and i think most people do, you can withdrawal them tax free when you a
PBS
Dec 21, 2012 6:30pm PST
steinberg of steinberg global asset management. and warren buffett, the oracle of omaha has plenty to say on taxes and the fiscal cliff: we talk with his long-time friend and "fortune" magazine journalist carol loomis. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." some straight talk from president obama tonight about the fiscal cliff. speaking to reporters from the white house he said he's ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done, but it's up to republicans and democrats to make it happen. >> nobody gets 100% of what they want. everybody has to give a little. >> susie: the president also proposed a smaller package that prevents taxes for 98% of americans from going up and for unemployment insurance to be extended. he pressed lawmakers to agree on this in the next ten days. darren gersh has details. >> reporter: one day after the collapse of efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff, all sides were speaker boehner tried to shift that burden, saying democrats unemployment insurance to be extended. >> we can't cut our way to prosperity we need real economic growth. and many of us believe on both si
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 11:00am EST
to the president's administration says, think flat tax. the president talks about warren buffett should pay with his secretary pays, but he is not proposed a single idea that will make that happen. we have the perfect idea. you want them to pay the same rate, i want them to pay the same rate, but i have a way to do it. you give a 15% flat tax on income taxed, capital gains, gift tax, to put it across the board and then you will see everybody pay the same rate if you make more you pay more. if you make less, you pay less. the speaker and others keep talking about how we are going after the rich. i will never be there, don't care about defending the rich, want to send a system that lets everybody have that chance. england tried this in 2009, they put a hefty pay income tax on people making more than a million dollars per year. the next year they went to 6000 people. and you lose money com, you dont gain revenue. what happens to the middle class? middle class has to suck up even more tax because you are so stupid in your tax policy you actually thought she would tax rich people, but they m
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2012 4:30am PST
. their life is best when things are bad. we find holes when things are bad. didn't you hear warren buffett say when others are greedy, i'm conservative. when they are conservative, i'm greedy. right now, there are emerging markets. latino women. go after segmented markets that nobody is going after and you are going to find a windfall of money for your business. >> i always say a good idea, well implemented, doesn't matter what the economy is doing, you are going to be successful. >> people started business in russia's revolution. >> fedex. >> fedex starpted like that. not in the russian revolution. >> right. >> i would say it could be a bumpy ride. there's opportunity. you have to have the resources. careful with your cash. don't do anything that doesn't generate return on your investment. >> you cannot be afraid to fail. failure is your best friend. it has to be with you all the time because it's okay. when you look at the people in the internet, so many of them failed. the next thing is a success. you cannot look at things as that's a problem and be afraid. you have to look at i
FOX
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
second donation giving since the group founded by warren buffett and bill gates. >>> this morning, six nonprofit groups shared in $1 million worth of grant money from chevron. the recipients were announced less than two hours ago at the middle school. the grants go toward groups that provide jobs and education in the rifmond community. one -- richmond community. >> this is just one more indication of how much we invest in this community. how much we believe in this community and we -- how we understand that when richmond succeeds, so does chevron. >> since the program started in 2009, chevron says more than 500,000 students and nearly 7,000 teachers have benefited. >>> very cold morning. 20s all over the place. we had freeze warnings, frost advisories. we have clear skies. now a few high clouds beginning to come in. this is the beginning of what's gonna be a lot of clouds and rain and snow up in the mountains as we go from late thursday all the way into monday. between now and this time next week, the only dry day looks to be christmas day unless something changes and there is a h
FOX Business
Dec 23, 2012 12:00am EST
other billionaires said that were cheap he said he thought peop should give more. >> warren buffett is wonderful will give it all away when he dies. he could live 30 years. he should give away some now. john: said he enlarges berkshire hathaway? >> a phenomenal investor. he should be investing. he is creating real wealth and get congratulations for a job well done. >> instead they launched a giving the list. give when you die i will work -- they have signed up petition to give away at least 50%. >> it is the guilt they feel. it is wrong to feel guilty about their success to feel like they need to give back. is the way bill gates that is objectionable. john: what about rockefeller? he got so rich. >> the richest man in history. >> he gave us light. the life of an american before rockefeller then there was nothing you could do. most could not afford it to lower the price and then you have a light look at of benefit of humanity. of what individuals got and yet he is portrayed as an evil monster. >> he could have saved the whales. >> he made the internal combustion engine possible. we'll w
CNBC
Dec 23, 2012 7:30pm EST
pledge. >> yes, i have. >> originated by bill gates and warren buffett, promising to give away half your fortune to charity. >> it's not an unusual thing, actually, in this country. because i think that what the buffettses and gates of this world are really saying to people, you have a choice of two things. when you die you either give your fortune or as much as you want of your fortune to things you care about or the government. so it's not that tough a decision. but that said, i think it will it get a lot of people to give more than they had thought of heretofore. >> so you are credible spending down the endowment the of the philanthropie philanthropies. why put yourself out of business? you make a great point. it's the government or give it to where you want to see it go. >> there's another thing. i could talk all kinds of wonderful things -- i didn't want to rule from the grave and so on. but after the disaster, we had to make a decision. i'll let jeff tell you how we went about that. >> the default position with foundations is they're going to go into perpetuity. perpetuity is a lon
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 12:00am EST
other billionaires said that were cheap he said he thought people should give more. >> warren buffett is wonderful will give it all away when he dies. he could live 30 years. he should give away some now. john: said he enlarges berkshire hathaway? >> a phenomenal investor. he should be inesting. he is creating real wealth and get congratulations for a job wl done. >> instead they launched a giving the list. give when you die i will work -- they have signed up petition to give away at least 50%. >> it is the guilt they feel. it is wrong to feel guilty about their success to feel like they need to give back. is the way bill gates that is objectionable. john: what about rockefeller? he got so rich. >> the richest man in history. >> he gave us light. the life of an american before rockefeller then there was nothing you could do. most could not afford it to lower the price and then you have a light look at of benefit of humanity. of what individuals got and yet he is portrayed as an evil monster. >> he could have saved the whales. >> he made the internal combustion engine possible.
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am PST
of insurance, among other businesses, is warren buffett's berkshire hathaway. the firm increased it's stock buyback program. the berkshire board okayed a $1.2 billion buyback. these specific shares come from the estate of what the company called a longtime shareholder. the company said it was willing to pay 20% over book value to buy back its stock. that's twice the limit it previously set. that increase helped push both the "a" and "b" shares of berkshire higher. the high-priced "a" closed at $134,000; the "b" shares finished at $89.32. both were up 2.4% to their highest price since october. global construction and mining equipment maker joy global struck profit growth in the latest quarter even as the company expects big equipment spending to fall next year. the company earned 2.5 cents per share, well above last year and estimates. the company's buyout of le- tourneau helped improve its bottom line. joy global's muted outlook for next year didn't hurt its shares; they were up 4%. fellow big equipment maker caterpillar gained 0.7%. four of the five most actively traded exchange trad
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
like warren buffett and peter lynch. >> glad to be back. >> you brought in a couple names for us as well. is your performance sort of an aggregation of these guys? you say we have the buffett portfolio, the lunch portfolio? >> the hot list is based on a consensus strategy combining several of the gurus. >> what is on the hot list? >> unwft things on the hot list is main street capital corporation. we have something here that's liked by the lynch model for its fast growth but not too fast growth. excellent returns and the fact it also has a nice little 6% dividend. >> i'm a little surprised to see western digital on that given that the world is moving away from the solid state drives and they had the problems in thailand with the flood. how did this get on the guru list? >> exactly. one of the things that frequently happens that the gurus identify is you have strong companies with strong fundamentals, leaders in its industry, that the industry appears as if it is going downhill. more times than not, that's the perception there. the gurus pick up on that and buy it after the stock has
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
charged against dividends. of course, warren buffett has suggested if you're earning over $1 million in terms of your capital benefits, then you should be tacked at a minimum of 30%. does that make sense? >> it certainly makes sense that the carrot interest, this province of private he can quit guys like mitt romney that we've been talking about for years, should go up. it's not right that they get to, you know, get a low tax rate -- >> or recalibrating what is earned income but having it as interest. >> it's completely not fair. it doesn't pass the fairness test. that rate should be -- but that's not a lot of people who get that benefit. and capital gains in general, i think that rate can stand to go up and, frankly, warren buffett is right. you're not going to not do an investment because you may have to pay a little more in taxes. >> clarence, we don't know for certain what speaker boehner's reaction to this plan is however i suspect it will be something like his reaction to the president's. >> itches just flabbergasted. i said you can't be serious. right now i would say we're now
CNBC
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
totally agree with you on that point. >> on that front, warren buffett had his prominent "new york times" op-ed saying if an investment's attractive, and the page, a lot of people take issue with the "wall street journal" op-ed page and they said something clearly. you need to look at things on an after-tax basis. >> of course you do. i mean, that's -- >> warren buffett was being too glib by ten. we've got more to do. >>> now, here's what president obama had to say just before leaving for hawaii for christmas. >> i just spoke to speaker boehner, and i also met with senator reid. in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans, and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. >> wow. ten days. so, will the fiscal cliff solve in ten days? i know there's a deal out there some place it may not be until january, but let's ask our free market friday panel what they
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